Tumbler Ridge has cannabis store

The second non-medical retail cannabis store in the Peace Region goes to Tumbler Ridge.

The provincial government recently gave Ridge Cannabis Products on Iles Way the go ahead, making it the second in the region after Pouce Coupe’s Weedmart was the first in the region and just the third in the province. (The Tumbler location has the eighth licence in the province).

Tumbler Ridge council has supported the application by the store for a long time, first giving their blessing last summer. (They had to give their formal recommendation in November once regulations became more clear).

There are 11 private stores in BC, and just one BC Cannabis Store location in Kamloops.

While there are just two in the Peace Region approved by the province, Dawson Creek city council has given their blessing to four locations so far.

The provincial portal notes that there are three locations in the “Interior and the North” — a span of over 1,000 km from Pouce Coupe to Kimberley, where two locations have been approved— that have been conditionally approved.

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